Russia's fertilizer output in January-September falls year on year

19 October 2012 11:38  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall production of fertilizers from January to September was down compared with the same period in 2011, the country’s statistical agency Rosstat said on Friday.

In the first nine months of 2012, the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was down by 3.6% year on year at 13.56m tonnes, according to the agency.

Ammonia output was 3.1% down year on year at 10.2m tonnes, while potash production was 6.7% down at 5.3m tonnes, the agency said.

However, nitrogen fertilizers output during the period was up by 0.3% year on year at 5.98m tonnes, it added.

In September, the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was 18.5% down year on year at 1.26m tonnes.

Nitrogen fertilizers output in September was down by 3.7% year on year at 583,000 tonnes, while potash production was 30% down year on year at 477,000 tonnes, according to the agency.


By: Sergei Blagov
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